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2009-03-14 18:55:00

A new study released Friday finds that having a fast-food restaurant located within 500 feet of a school may increase obesity rates at the school by at least five percent.Economists at University of California, Berkeley, and Columbia University examined the correlation between fast-food proximity and obesity rates among 3 million ninth graders at California schools, and more than 1 million pregnant women in Texas, Michigan and New Jersey.The researchers focused their study on ninth graders,...

2009-02-08 14:23:27

A 66-year-old man is facing charges for calling 911 to complain that a Florida fast-food restaurant was out of lemonade, police say. Boynton Beach police charged Jean Fortune with misusing emergency services for his alleged phone call Saturday in which he complained about that lack of his preferred beverage at a local Burger King, The Palm Beach Post reported Sunday. An arrest report alleges Fortune became upset upon learning the fast-food restaurant was out of lemonade. After a drive-through...

2009-02-06 11:15:00

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Lean times are on the menu for restaurants as economy minded consumers continue to dine out less, according to new Morpace Omnibus survey data. Forty-eight percent of U.S. consumers are eating out less often now than six months ago. "This consumer retrenchment is significant," said Kirsten Denyes, Vice President, Morpace Retail Services, "and it indicates more weakness for the restaurant industry." "By last September, more than...

2009-01-28 10:52:00

ATLANTA, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Allure Global Solutions, Inc. today announced a partnership with Delphi Display Systems, Inc. to deliver integrated outdoor digital menu boards and order confirmation displays for the restaurant industry. Allure Global's digital signage networks are designed to influence customer purchasing behavior and maximize restaurant revenues. The company can integrate its digital media offerings with industry-leading point-of-sale (POS) software to maximize...

2008-12-27 15:17:21

McDonald's acknowledges hiring nearly 1,000 people to attend a hamburger marketing promotion at one of the chain's fast-food restaurants in Osaka, Japan. While McDonald's confirmed it had hired a significant portion of the estimated 15,000 customers who flocked to the site for the debut of the chain's Quarter Pounder hamburger, the U.S. company denied allegations it was intended to spike the turnout, Yomiuri Shimbun reported Saturday. The eatery chain explained that the hundreds of part-time...

2008-12-25 15:27:20

Only 3 percent of kids' meals served at fast-food restaurants meet federal dietary guidelines, a team of U.S. researchers found. Michigan State University's Sharon Hoerr teamed up with economist Sharon O'Donnell and pediatrician Jason Mendoza from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston to assess the nutritional status of kids' meals in the Houston market. This report is the first to characterize and compare the nutrient quality of all combinations of fast-food kids' meals in a major...

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2008-12-23 10:10:00

Only 3 percent of kids' meals served at fast-food restaurants met federal dietary guidelines in the first study to examine the nutrient quality of such meals in a major U.S. metropolitan market. Michigan State University's Sharon Hoerr, a food science and human nutrition researcher with the Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station, teamed up with economist Sharon O'Donnell and pediatrician Jason Mendoza from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston to assess the nutritional status of kids' meals...

2008-12-19 14:00:45

The U.S. National Restaurant Association Friday said job growth in the industry would exceed the country's population growth rate through 2019. The association said food service positions would total 13 million in 2009, representing more than 9 percent of the nation's jobs. But, the association expects the industry to add 1.8 million jobs in the next decade, reaching 14.8 million by 2019. The restaurant industry is both innovative and resilient, said Dawn Sweeney, the association's president...

2008-12-18 12:37:31

Fast food and table service meals at restaurants are both larger and have more calories than meals prepared at home, U.S. researchers said. James K. Binkley of Purdue University used data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Continuing Survey of Food Intakes by Individuals, which is the most recently available large sample of information regarding nutritional intake, to analyze fast food, table service restaurant meals and meals prepared at home. Binkley also found the typical fast food...

2008-12-18 12:37:31

Fast-food and table-service meals at restaurants are both larger and have more calories than meals prepared at home, U.S. researchers have learned. James K. Binkley of Purdue University used data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Continuing Survey of Food Intakes by Individuals, which is the most recently available large sample of information regarding nutritional intake, to analyze fast-food, table-service restaurant meals and meals prepared at home. Binkley also found the typical...